While visiting family for the holidays, I was lucky enough to get away from everything and meet up with a friend who lives in the area that was able to get away from everything too.
She suggested we meet at this wonderful shop, called Knit and Stitch in Cocoa Village.
This shop was great. It's biggest allure is that they are very customer-oriented. It may seem strange that a small business wouldn't focus on making customers feel welcome, but trust me, I've been there and it isn't pretty. But that was not the case at Knit and Stitch.
The setup of the store is very nice. There's a big table in the middle of the shop, with comfortable full backed desk chairs around it. There were other people sitting at the table when I arrived, and before I even sat down, one of the ladies offered me refreshments. It seems that the regulars help by welcoming newcomers, which is very nice.
Everyone was very helpful and friendly. Advice was offered in a positive way, as was encouragement and praise.
One product that stood out were afghan kits from Art Yarns. Sample afghans were hung from the display as well as on the chairs.
This store is crochet friendly, but I didn't see crochet specific products. There was also a good amount of cross stitch, but I avoided that side of the store because I don't have the time to get sucked into anything else.
I'm sure I'll go back when I get the chance, it was a really great experience.
Thanks for coming out and knitting with me Hannah, and for showing me this awesome store!